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  • Oren Moverman’s ‘The Messenger’: The unseen casualties of war

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 20, 2009 | 7:37 pm

    When filmmaker Oren Moverman returned to Givatayim, near Tel Aviv, on leave from his paratrooper unit during the first Lebanon War, he often shut himself in his room and repeatedly watched the Vietnam War saga “Apocalypse Now.”

    “My head was still in the combat zone,” the...

  • Courage Under Fire

    By Adam Wills

    November 9, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Mort Wolk hadn't slept a wink in two days. The invasion had been called off the day before due to bad weather, but Wolk had been on edge and too busy to rest. It was 4 a.m., and his plane was over Nazi-held Normandy. The only Jew and the only enlisted man on board, Wolk was part of...